As noted on the Social Security Administration website, the QDWI program is a Medicare Savings Program that is for people who are under the age of 65, disabled, and no longer
entitled to free Medicare Hospital Insurance Part A solely because they have returned to work.
People who qualify for the QDMI Medicare Savings Program will receive assistance paying for their Medicare Part A monthly premiums.
To be eligible for the QDWI program a person must:
- You're a working disabled person under 65.
- You lost your premium-free Part A when you went back to work.
- You aren't getting medical assistance from your state.
- You meet the income and resource limits required by your state.
QDWI income & resource limits in 2020:
monthly income limit:* $4,379 ($4,339 in 2020)
resource limit: $4,000
monthly income limit:* $5,892 ($5,833 in 2020)
resource limit: $6,000
*Limits are slightly higher in Alaska and Hawaii. If you have income
from working, you may qualify for benefits even if your income is higher
than the limits listed.
The Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
. can (and usually does)
change each year so the income and resource limits for the QDWI program
can change each year. (You can click here
to read more about the current Federal Poverty Level.) Annual changes in the FPL mean that, even if you
might not have qualified for a Medicare Savings Program last year, under the new FPL, you may
be able to qualify this year.
Please also note:
Income limits are slightly higher in Alaska and Hawaii. Other States may also have other income and/or resource requirements.
If you would like to learn more about the QSWI Medicare Savings Program, please contact your
local Medicaid office or telephone the Social Security Administration at: 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778) or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.
What are the other related Medicare Savings Programs?
The four Medicare
Savings Programs include: